With home energy prices on the rise, homeowners are desperately searching for simple and affordable solutions. But what if we told you that the most effective solution was one that everyone already owns? According to the experts, a window that does not have a shutter or blind lets in twenty times as much heat in the summer months. Not surprisingly, it also loses an incredible amount of heat in the winter months too.
What can you do? The cheapest and most effective way to reduce heat loss and gain is to install window treatments. This is an ideal situation because you obviously need them for decoration. Of course, different window treatments provide different levels of energy savings. In this article we will focus on wooden shutters.
Why shutters? Well, they are easily the most effective solution to heat gain and loss. Yes, there are other options. Wooden blinds are effective and they are also a bit cheaper. In case you are wondering, we are focusing on wood because it is the most popular material. Not only does it add warmth and elegance, but it is also a natural insulator. (more...)